.FLV File Extension

Flash Video File

General Information

Title FLV File Extension
Extension .flv
Full Form Flash Video File
File Type Video File
Developer Adobe Systems
MIME Type video/x-flv

File Function

Primary Function Video streaming
Additional Functions Audio streaming, Interactive content
Features Supports metadata, Cue points

File Characteristics

Quality Variable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Web Streaming Yes
Media Playback Yes
Gaming Limited

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution, Vulnerabilities
Best Practices Regular updates, Usage of alternatives

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2002
Latest Update Final (2012)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .f4v, .swf, .mp4

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Animate Subscription Windows, Mac
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
FLV Media Player Free Windows